Alliance Blog

group-book-men-sittingOur Alliance YMCAs are very active in the community. Thousands of Y employees, volunteers, and members make a positive impact in their cities and towns throughout the state.

Below are some inspirational stories of local YMCAs carrying out the Y mission and making a difference. Through generous donations of time and money, our Y’s help our neighbors!


Introduction to Fundraising Course

January 14, 2015 9 am-6 pm January 15, 2015  9 am – 6 pm YMCA of Greenville, Metro Office, 723 Cleveland St., Greenville SC This is a one day course (offered twice) which is available to Y employees and volunteers that are looking to obtain the basics of fundraising.  Participants will learn how to describe Read more…


A letter from Executive Director – Amy Splittgerber

Hello! For many of you, this is my first opportunity to reach out to you and introduce myself.  My name is Amy Splittgerber, and in July of last year was hired to become the first Executive Director of the SC Alliance of YMCAs.  My primary role is to coordinate the work of our Statewide Pioneering Read more…


Papa Joe’s Story

“Have you ever felt like the Holy Spirit just pierced deep into your heart?” CEO of the Greenwood YMCA, Gray Stallworth, did back in April at a YMCA event near Nashville TN. Among the several worship sessions at the weekend event, was a very special group that had a significant impact on his life. You can read more about Gray’s experience in his most recent blog at http://gwdylinks.blogspot.com/.

Papa Joe Bradford has overcome poverty, discrimination, prison, and kidney disease. After being forced to move to the “projects” due to unavoidable financial hardship, Papa Joe and his wife, Denise, discovered children who were desperate for someone to love them and care for them. Music became the gateway to the hearts of the children they met and their broken families in this all but forgotten community. “Unconditional” the movie was inspired by the events in the life of Papa Joe and his wife Denise. The Greenwood YMCA invites you to join us on August 2nd to hear more of Papa Joe’s story and to worship with him and the children’s Unity Choir. For additional information call 864-223-9622.